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Past CSD events 2008

Conference: The international dimension of political party system development in post-authoritarian states

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Event Date: November 14-15, 2008

This conference examined the variety of external forces which influence the formation and development of political parties and party systems in post-authoritarian states. The conference was organised by the Department of European Studies of Amsterdam University, the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) and Centre for Studies in Democratisation (CSD) of Warwick University, and was sponsored by the Netherlands' Research Council (NWO).

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Conference: World International Studies Conference

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Event Date: July 23 - 26, 2008

Oliver Schlumberger and Peter Burnell jointly arranged two linked panels with participation by The Centre for Studies in Democratisation (CSD)

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Conference: Democracy’s International Challenges

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Date: June 17, 2008

On Tuesday, June 17, Thomas Carothers, of the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C., and Steven Everts, Adviser to High Representative Solana, were among the speakers at an international conference jointly organized by CEPS (the Centre for European Policy Studies), the FRIDE Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and PAIS/CSD.

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Seminar: Democratic Dreams: People's Expectations of New Democracies

Location: Law Faculty, UCT, South Africa

Event Date: April 15, 2008

On Tuesday, April 15, Renske Doorenspleet (PAIS/ CSD/ University of Warwick) visited the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town and presented a lunch time seminar entitled "Democratic Dreams: People's Expectations of New Democracies."

Conference: Key Issues of Accountability in Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Event Date: April 10, 2008

On Thursday, April 10, the Department of Public Law at UCT hosted a conference on accountability in Africa. Academics from the three partner institutions, the universities of Dar Es Salaam, Warwick (Departments of Law and PAIS/ CSD) and Cape Town were among the speakers. Nature of the conference was interdisciplinary combining insights from both Public Law and Political Science.

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Workshop: Accountability and Constitutional Implementation on the African Continent: Capacity Building and Collaborative Research

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Event Date: April 10-11, 2008

On 10 and 11 April, the workshop launched collaborative research on accountability and constitutional implementation in Africa. Moreover, we focused on capacity building and curriculum development, discussing methodological issues in comparative research. Partners in this project are: the Department of Public Law at UCT (South Africa), the University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), and the Departments of Law and PAIS/ CSD at Warwick University (UK).

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Symposium: Creating Democratic Values

Location: Centre for the Study of Democracy, Queen's University, Ottawa, Canada

Event Date: February 2008

Peter Burnell gave invited presentations on 'Challenges of assessing democracy assistance'

Consultancy: Global Democratization

Location: the Foreign Office, London

Event Date: January 29, 2008

Renske Doorenspleet and Jan Aart Scholte were invited by the Foreign Secretary David Miliband to advise him on world-wide democratization, democracy as a universal value, and how to support democratization. The aim of the seminar was to hear our view on these issues. Miliband wanted to hear opposing as well as supportive arguments; to talk about both theories and the actual experiences of different countries. Click here for the Aung San Suu Kyi lecture, given by Milliband at St Anthony's College Oxford on 12 February 2008.

Workshop: the 3rd Annual Workshop of the Development Politics Group of the Political Studies Association

Location: the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of London

Event Date: January 2008

Peter Burnell gave invited presentations on 'The politics of external intervention'


Seminar Series CSD / PAIS (Informal Discussion Group Presentations)

Autumn Term 2008 (all in B0.06)

Tuesday 14 October, 12.00-1.00
Dr Richard Youngs: ‘Has democracy reached its limit?

Thursday 23 October , 1.00-2.00
Jeroen de Zeeuw: ‘The 2008 Parliamentary election in Cambodia: the consolidation of a dominant party system?’

Tuesday 18 November, 12.00- 1.00
Prof. Jan Aart Scholte: ‘Civil society and IMF accountability in Africa’

Thursday 20 November, 1.00-2.00
Prof. Shirin Rai: ‘The risks of participation’






















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